Presence in Times of Uncertainty By John J. Murphy

Imagine you are an athlete taking part in an important game in your competitive season. How do you feel? What is going through your mind? Is your heart racing because there is uncertainty about what lies ahead, or do you feel calm, poised and present? Are you confident or fearful? Are you present or are you paranoid? Clearly, there are people who want to bring you down – literally – in this very hands-on, physical metaphor for human life. They are staring at you from across the field, quite possibly taunting you with insulting language. How do you respond? What message do you send back without saying a word? And what energy are you drawing from the message you are sending? Are you gaining power and strength or are you giving it away? Is your response flowing from Spirit or clouded and confused by dualistic ego thinking?

Do you even understand the universal law at play here? Do you recognize that you reap what you sow?

Now imagine you are about to give a big speech to a group of complete strangers in a foreign country or you are an entrepreneur pitching a new business idea to a bank. Does this feel any different? Are you nervous and anxious about the situation or do you feel relaxed and at peace? What are you calling into your life experience through your thoughts, feelings and energetic vibration? Are you calling for more anxiety and stress or are you calling for inspiration, power and grace?

There are many variables at play when we wake up in the morning and face our day to day challenges, whatever they might be. Any number of things can go wrong. Life as we know it is uncertain, despite our attempts at stability and predictability. Control is an illusion. Just when we think we have it figured out, we are tested again and again until one day we surrender and empty ourselves to a higher power. Sometimes, we get hurt. Sometimes we truly suffer. Yet beyond this suffering we find resurrection, atonement and truth. From the ashes rises the phoenix. Uncertainty simply gives us a chance to practice faith and learn about ourselves at a deeper level.

Where do you tend to place your attention, on the sacred and eternal now or on the possibility of failure? What does life really mean to you? Is it all about detailed plans and risk free itineraries or is it about exploring new ideas, relationships and adventures. Stop and ask yourself, who am I without my title, my attachments and my physical belongings?

I have been blessed and challenged with each of the scenarios listed above – as an athlete, as a speaker and as an entrepreneur. I have also been confronted with some very painful losses in my personal life. In fact, I face uncertainty every day in one way or another. So do you. The same is true for an astronaut, a bus driver, a school teacher, a surgeon, a job applicant, a parent or a CEO. We are all blessed with the opportunity to practice presence, to grow in spirit, to cast off fear and to reconnect with our deeper Self. It may take longer for some than others, but we cannot hide from the truth and ultimately it is the truth that sets us free. We do not control situations. We only control how we respond to these situations – moment by moment. This is what makes life fascinating and interesting. If the outcomes were predictable there would be no creativity, no adventure and no opportunity for growth. We are meant to explore. We are here to learn. Our souls seek creative expression and freedom – not captivity.

Presence is simply living in harmony and balance with our life giving force, our Source Energy. It is more than fifteen minutes of meditation in the morning. It is a state of equanimity and grace throughout the day – despite the circumstances. It is an alignment with life force, a channeling of Spirit. Presence means being mindful, aware and trusting in Source Energy. It means letting go and letting flow. To perform at peak levels we must remain present in whatever capacity we serve. Uncertainty simply gives us a chance to practice. It is the yin of yang, the perfect balance, the ideal learning environment. It is a gift to be appreciated, often a blessing in disguise. We learn by being tested and we awaken by being present. Use uncertainty to practice presence. Your deeper Self loves it!

John Murphy is an award-winning American author, speaker, business consultant and “Zentrepreneur.” Drawing on a diverse collection of experiences as a corporate director, collegiate football player, spiritual mystic and management coach, John has written 16 books and advised countless corporate clients on building businesses with presence. John spent his 50 th birthday in the presence of the Dalai Lama. For more information about John’s work, visit his sites.

Eckhart Tolle: I worry about enlightenment & relating to others.

Published on Jun 18, 2013

In this Question and Answer snippet, Eckhart describes an inner “yes” to the moment

Atma Devata, the Self as the Divinity ~ Vedacharya David Frawley (Pandit Vamadeva Shastri)

Atman means the Self or soul, the very essence of our being as pure consciousness. It is common to all living creatures and pervades the entire universe.

In the modern world, psychology dominates our thinking relative to the mind and emotions, the self and ego and has its influence on how we view spirituality and yoga as well. We have also come to look at the Atman in a psychological light, sometimes to the detriment of its broader reality.

Spirituality is about the pursuit of self-knowledge and self-realization. There has been an effort to turn this into a kind of psychological self-knowledge, an analysis of human emotions as the prime factor. But Self-knowledge in the sense of the Atman is something much more than that. There is a modern effort to psychologize spirituality. On the positive side, this may help to spiritualize psychology, bringing yoga and meditation into psychological approaches. Yet on the negative side, it can confuse spirituality and yoga with mere human psychology. It can reduce our spiritual self or soul to the confines and concerns of the ego and our outer nature as a mere social or political entity.

Beyond the Psychological to the Cosmic Self

Our true Self is not the psychological self, which is the ego that is to be discarded for it to shine forth. Our true Self is not the personal identity of this particular incarnation. It is not the self-formations of emotion or our personal likes and dislikes. Nor is it our mental or intellectual identity through the opinions, beliefs and predilections of our thought processes. It is not even our human self but our soul that unites us to all beings and all worlds.

To put it simply: our true Self or Atman is a Devata or Divine principle. The Self is a principle of subjectivity, awareness and self-being inherent in all existence. It is the ultimate principle behind all the laws, principles and dharmas operative in this magical universe of mind and matter.

Our true Self is a divinity, a God or Goddess as it were, the very Divine power behind the manifestation of time, space and causation. We are God. God is our true nature. Yet this Divinity is not a theological principle but the very nature of existence that is self-aware, self-determining and self-responsible. This Atman or Self is Brahman or the Absolute Being-Consciousness-Bliss.

An important yogic approach common to both Veda and Tantra is to approach our true Self as a Divinity. This is to honor the Divine presence within us, to respect our own being and consciousness as sacred, immortal and untainted.

From the standpoint of psychology and the spiritual systems that use it as a cornerstone, such worship of the Self within can appear to be an adulation of the ego, an ignoring of our personal faults, and our responsibility to other people, a fantasy to cover over facing the hard realities of our emotional nature. Yet such psychological reductionism can also be rigid and can cut of the roots of aspiration and idealism within us.

An important law of the mind is that whatever we focus our attention on that we become. It is, as it were, the Divinity we aspire to become. The danger in fixating on the neurotic psychological self is that we end up becoming it, we can get lost in an endless obsession with its peculiarities, traumas and idiosyncrasies. We can reinforce the psychological self rather than releasing it.

We should learn to worship the true Self within us as the Self of all beings and the Being behind all existence, as the light of all the worlds. This can take us in an instant beyond our human problems and attachments. Our problems are inherent in our psychology which focuses on our personal identity as our true reality. We cannot go beyond them without opening up to that which in us that transcends them. This is the universal Self within.

To do so we must set the psychological self aside, which is also to learn to see it as a formulation of universal forces, elements and qualities, not as something unique to ourselves. All of nature works within us and moves externally according to the glory and the beauty of the Self within. Our psychological self is just another formation of nature’s energy and expression, but blocked to our deeper reality.

Of course, we all have a psychological self just as we all have human bodies. But focusing on the psychological self will no more take us to truth than will focusing on our physical bodies take us to pure awareness. We should give the psychological self its appropriate place in our lives as a mechanism of personal existence but not confuse it with our true reality.

The Freedom of the Atman

Feel free to let your personal self aside and be one with all. Feel free to give up your likes and dislikes, your joys and sorrows and find contentment in your own inner being beyond all gain and loss.

Feel free to go beyond your human self and find yourself in nature, in the plants, rocks, animals, in the clouds, sun and stars, and beyond.

Let your self-sense naturally expand like the wind through the release of your breath to the most distant horizon. Unite the light of your mind and senses with the light of the sun and stars.

Your true Self is the pure light of awareness beyond body and mind. It gives light, life and love to all creatures and brings beauty and bliss to the entire universe. Accept that light within and cease dwelling in its shadows in your outer nature.

Learn to worship that true Self within. Just as you offer flowers or prayers to the Divinity of your choice, do so to the Self as the divinity within. See the Devata in your Self and your Self in the Devata. Let Shiva, Krishna or Devi or whatever form you worship be reflected in your own Self. The Devatas are more your real Self than is your psychological Self. Learn to be one with that Atma Devata in all the Devatas. Let your true Self be all the Gods and Goddesses, Gurus and Avatars, which are only its manifestations. Unfold your Divine being and beauty with fearlessness and delight. Be yourself the God or Goddess that is your deepest reality and your true dignity as pure consciousness in manifestation.

Alan Watts ~ God Is Now In The Present Moment

Alan Wilson Watts (6 January 1915 – 16 November 1973) was a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker, best known as an interpreter and populariser of Eastern philosophy for a Western audience. Born in Chislehurst, he moved to the United States in 1938 and began Zen training in New York. Pursuing a career, he attended Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, where he received a master’s degree in theology. Watts became an Episcopal priest then left the ministry in 1950 and moved to California, where he joined the faculty of the American Academy of Asian Studies.

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Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence ~ Dr. Sondra Barrett

A guiding principle of the spiritual journey is to “look within.” Biochemist Dr. Sondra Barrett has done just that-and discovered that our cells offer us invaluable wisdom for inspiration, transformation and healing. With Secrets of Your Cells, this scientist and mind-body teacher takes readers on a provocative journey into our inner universe. Each chapter explores a specific aspect of the cell’s astonishing architecture, intelligence, and ability to work in harmony- off ering practical exercises to help readers apply the lessons our cells have to off er. Join Dr. Barrett to learn more about:

  • Wisdom for incorporating biological principles of balance, fluidity, identity, and cooperation into our everyday lives
  • How your cells listen to your beliefs and thoughts-and practices for sending life-affirming messages to your body
  • Rituals for making direct contact with the “soul of the cell”
  • How cells reflect sacred art, as revealed by Dr. Barrett’s intriguing color photographs of the inner world

“Our cells are more than just fortuitous arrangements of chemicals,” teaches Sondra Barrett. “They are a community of trillions of sentient entities working together to create a sanctuary for the human soul.” Drawing on the insights of indigenous practitioners, energy medicine, and the powerful wisdom of our body’s fundamental building blocks, Dr. Barrett offers readers a thoroughly-researched and accessible resource for putting cutting-edge biology into action with Secrets of Your Cells.

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Sondra Barrett – Cells and the

Cells and the Sacred, explores the science, spirit, and intelligence of human cells. Become a “cytonaut” with medical scientist Dr. Sondra Barrett to discover what your cells can teach you about learning, life and love. This introduction to Cells and the Sacred workshop expands the new biology to make practical how to access, engage and influence the health of your cells. Learn to love your cells, listen and embrace their practical wisdom.

Rupert Spira: 1. How Awareness Sees 2. Awareness After Death 3. Activities After Awakening

How Awareness Sees

Awareness After Death

Activities After Awakening

Biology of Belief – by Bruce Lipton (full documentary)

The Biology of Belief: An Interview with Dr. Bruce Lipton

Angelina Jolie – The Biology of Belief by Dr. Bruce Lipton.

Published on Jun 11, 2013

The power of belief has profound effects on our behavior and genetic expression. Research in the field of Behavioral Epigenetics provides insight into how we can become empowered, and rise to the level of being master of our lives. Angelina Jolie’s recent public disclosure of her double mastectomy raises concern about the methods through which we choose to heal.

View HERE on Bruce Lipon’s Biology of Belief.

AND HERE on Anita Moorjani’s Dying To Be Me

Memories of Now: On Non-duality and the Permanence of the Present ~ Han van den Boogaard

In Memories of Now: On Non-duality and the Permanence of the Present, Han van den Boogaard weaves an insightful and sometimes poignant exploration of consciousness, childhood and nature – the depths and the shallows of experience and “the transparent world of unequivocal simplicity that I seemed to have lost somewhere in my youth. What seemed divisible became indivisible again, and at the same time I knew that it had never been lost.”

Han is a Dutch psychologist, writer and translator. He is the chief editor of InZicht (Insight), the only Dutch-language magazine on non-duality. He has written several books, including a biography of Ramana Maharshi, an anthology of Wei Wu Wei and a collection of fifteen interviews with non-duality teachers from the U.S.A, the U.K. and the Netherlands. Han works as a clinical psychologist at a centre for deafblind people.

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“Are the paths to spirituality and wealth mutually exclusive?” ~ Eckhart Tolle

Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life ~ Elizabeth Scalia

Renowned in the blogosphere as The Anchoress and as Catholic Portal editor of the popular, Elizabeth Scalia offers a powerful critique of the “gods” we worship today, reminding readers that life’s deepest desires can be satisfied only in Christ.
Elizabeth Scalia’s Strange Gods brings her iconoclastic vim and vigor to this, her debut trade book. She offers readers a surprising look at the ways in which modern people still commit the sin of idolatry in their everyday lives. While literal golden calves no longer dot the landscape, Scalia describes how legitimate loves become obsessively twisted into idols. She identifies idolatry in a number of everyday experiences–friendships that become needy or possessive, commitments political and religious that grow so intense they lead to hatred of others, to name a few–and points to the incarnation of Christ and authentic worship of him as a way out of idolatry and into peace, happiness, and love.

Elizabeth Scalia is an editor, writer and speaker and the author of Strange Gods: Unmasking the Idols in Everyday Life (Ave Maria Press). She is a Benedictine oblate and managing editor of the Catholic Portal at, where she blogs as The Anchoress. Scalia is also a regular columnist at First Things, and featured columnist at The Catholic Answer Magazine. Past titles include Caring for the Dying with the Help of your Catholic Faith (OSV), and a contribution to Disorientation: How to Go to College Without Losing Your Mind (Ascension Press).

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Letters to Pope Francis: Rebuilding a Church with Justice and Compassion ~ Matthew Fox

The election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio to the Papacy marked a series of historic Papal firsts–first Jesuit, first from the Americas and first from the Southern Hemisphere. But most moving was his being the first to take the name of St. Francis. At a time when the Vatican is embroiled in decades-long scandals of the Curia and its clergy around the globe, this act has inspired the world to hope for a church rebuilt in the spirit of his namesake, Francis. Former Dominican priest Matthew Fox presents a series of heartfelt letters to his brother in Christ about the great challenges facing the church today, drawing from the deep spiritual and theological sources that have been suppressed since Vatican II, and implores him to restore the sensus fidelium (the sense of the faithful) and reshape a church with justice and compassion.

Matthew Fox holds a Ph.D. in spirituality, summa cum laude, from the Institut Catholique de Paris. His long career of teaching ministry includes founding the Institute of Culture and Creation Spirituality, which was shut down after 19 years under pressure from then-Cardinal Ratzinger whose pursuit of him and other theologians led to Fox’s “silencing” in 1989 and ultimate expulsion from the Dominican Order in 1993. He started the University of Creation Spirituality and is author of 31 books on spirituality and culture including Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion and Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times. He has been active as a priest in the Anglican community since being expelled from the Dominicans, teaching and working with youth to create a more just and compassionate world–one in keeping with spirit of St. Francis. Learn more at

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A New Pope and “The Most Corrupt Vatican Since the Borgias”

Published on Mar 13, 2013

Matthew Fox (former Catholic priest) discusses the Vatican’s work with the CIA and it’s alliance with far right political forces and Pope Francis’ opposition to liberation theology in Latin America.

Eckhart Tolle ~ Crisis Of A Spiritual Awakening

In the space which thought creates around itself there is no love. This space divides man from man, and in it is all the becoming, the battle of life, the agony and fear. Meditation is the ending of this space, the ending of the me. Then relationship has quite a different meaning, for in that space which is not made by thought, the other does not exist, for you do not exist. Meditation then is not the pursuit of some vision, however sanctified by tradition. Rather it is the endless space where thought cannot enter. To us, the little space made by thought around itself, which is the me, is extremely important, for this is all the mind knows, identifying itself with everything that is in that space. And the fear of not being is born in that space. But in meditation, when this is understood, the mind can enter into a dimension of space where action is inaction. We do not know what love is, for in the space made by thought around itself as the me, love is the conflict of the me and the not-me. This conflict, this torture, is not love. Thought is the very denial of love, and it cannot enter into that space where the me is not. In that space is the benediction which man seeks and cannot find. He seeks it within the frontiers of thought, and thought destroys the ecstasy of this benediction

Jiddu Krishnamurti

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What role does “service to others” play in the evolutionary impulse? ~ Eckhart Tolle

Eckhart reminds us that if Presence is arising within us, we cannot help but be of service. How that manifests will be unique for each of us.

Eckhart Tolle in ‘conversation’ with Neale Donald Walsch ( updated June 28, 2013 )

This ‘conversation’ answers Neale’s inquiry as to how to access to that level of awareness in our daily life 24/7, and whenever our ‘alarm clock’ tells us that our mind has taken over our life, we need to relinquish it voluntarily and invite PRESENCE and shift our attention to that place of grandeur inner awareness – knowing that the world creates moments of seduction that would get ourselves trapped in the attachment to our mind.

Enjoy the conversation.


Neale Donald Walsch is a modern day spiritual messenger whose words continue to touch the world in profound ways. With an early interest in religion and a deeply felt connection to spirituality, Neale spent the majority of his life thriving professionally, yet searching for spiritual meaning before beginning his now famous conversation with God. His With God series of books has been translated into 27 languages, touching millions of lives and inspiring important changes in their day-to-day lives.

Rupert Spira: 1. The Heart of Suffering 2. Self Acceptance 3. The Mind and Body are Modulations of Awareness

The Heart of Suffering

Self Acceptance

The Mind and Body are Modulations of Awareness

Artist and Non-duality Teacher

From an early age Rupert was deeply interested in the nature of Reality. For twenty years he studied the teachings of Ouspensky, Krishnamurti, Rumi, Shankaracharya, Ramana Maharshi, Nisargadatta and Robert Adams, until he met his teacher, Francis Lucille, twelve years ago. Francis introduced Rupert to the teaching of Jean Klein, Parmenides, Wei Wu Wei and Atmananda Krishnamenon and, more importantly, directly indicated to him the true nature of experience.

Rupert’s first book is “The Transparency of Things,” subtitled “Contemplating the Nature of Experience,“. His second book, “Presence Volume I The Art of Peace and Happiness and Presence Volume II The Intimacy of All Experience” has been currently released by Non-Duality Press.

The Constant Choice: An Everyday Journey From Evil Toward Good by Peter Georgescu

We need more goodness now.

We live in a most challenging time. Many of us struggle, emotionally, ethically, and spiritually. We seem headed toward less compassion and consideration, failing to overcome that basic instinct that often leads to evil in human behavior–self-preservation at all costs. Yet within each of us a new future is stirring. We can become better people and build a better world by opting for good over evil–one choice at a time.

In The Constant Choice, Peter Georgescu offers a gripping narrative of his journey from childhood captivity in a Romanian labor camp to his role as CEO of the world-renowned advertising agency Young & Rubicam. His traumatic youth–his parents’ exile from their homeland, his grandfather’s murder in prison, his neighbors’ betrayal of one another–led to a lifelong struggle to grasp humanity’s moral nature. Despite his conviction when he arrived on American soil that he had reached the land of the good, he discovered a more subtle evil at work all around him. Yet he also thrived through the generosity of one benefactor after another. Goodness, he found, isn’t inherent; it evolves from daily choice.

Through decades of reflection on human behavior, as well as philosophical and spiritual exploration, Peter arrived at a new perspective on the significance of our habitual choices. Every decision we make alters our biological nature, for better or worse–a model that has been confirmed by recent science.

The Constant Choice reveals a path for changing who we are and the future of humanity. It’s up to each of us to become activists for good.

Peter A. Georgescu is Chairman Emeritus of Young & Rubicam Inc. and author of “The Constant Choice” and “The Source of Success.” Under Mr. Georgescu’s leadership, Young & Rubicam successfully transformed from a private to a publicly-held company. During his tenure, Young & Rubicam built the most extensive database on global branding and, from its findings, developed a proprietary model for diagnosing and managing brands.

“The Constant Choice” is a remarkable story that transcends memoir or autobiography in favor of a reflective look at an unusual life. Peter Georgescu has chosen to write a ground-breaking book about his unlikely path in business and his own illuminating journey in the world of faith. Georgescu has struggled with the forces of both good and evil, which are often indistinguishable, disguised and difficult to differentiate from one another. His story offers a hope and clarity to those struggling in today’s confusing and frightening world.

In 2006, Mr. Georgescu published his first book “The Source of Success” — asserting that personal values and creativity, devoted to creating lasting relationships with individual customers, are the leading drivers of business success in the 21st Century.

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Peter Georgescu Interview with Dr. Michael Wayne

Published on Jun 12, 2013

Interviews with the Leading Edge is an exclusive video series on the Quantum Revolution website, at In this segment, Michael Wayne talks with Peter Georgescu, the former CEO and Chairman Emeritus of the advertising agency Young & Rubicam, and author of “The Constant Choice.”

In this inspiring interview, Peter talks about his remarkable life, from his childhood in Romania, where as a child in the 1950’s he was forced by the Soviets to work doing slave labor, to his coming to the U.S. as a teenager and then his rise in the business world. Along the way, Peter’s thoughts and worldview evolved, and he began to clearly see and understand human psychology and why people make choices that either reinforce behavior patterns that harm themselves and others, or make choices that serve the greater good. Peter’s conclusion is that each one of us can make a constant choice to transcend our baser instincts and go towards the good.

Peter Georgescu Speaking on The Constant Choice

Published on May 20, 2013

Peter Georgescu, author of The Constant Choice talks about his book, including his personal story of overcoming evil with good.

‘Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace’ ~ John Murphy

How long has it been since you held a negative thought and responded in a critical way? Think carefully. Consider all situations:

  • a traffic jam,
  • a slow computer,
  • an unfriendly neighbor,
  • a demeaning boss,
  • a loss of money,
  • an excessive bill,
  • a headache,
  • a defective purchase,
  • a stubbed toe,
  • a challenging child.

Do you find that you experience criticism and judgment frequently? Do certain people and situations tend to annoy you? Are you someone who gets agitated and stressed often? Now stop and imagine a life of honest, genuine peace, deep stillness, boundless joy and imperturbability in any situation. Think about how people would treat one another if we all tapped into this God given right. Seem impossible? What an outrageous concept, some might say. Such a life could not possibly exist in today s world. Centuries, millennia in fact, prove that the world is in a state of chaos. Wars exist all around us. Poverty is abundant. Crime rears its ugly head from Wall Street to Main Street. Violence is witnessed even at peace rallies and in church parking lots.

People pray and ask for forgiveness and then return to patterns of impatience, anger, greed, doubt and disbelief. Beyond Doubt offers a simple, four-step model, The Ring of Peace, to facilitate inner peace and joy in everyday life. The model teaches the seeker how to release any hidden guilt and doubt buried in the unconscious mind, thus altering perception of the world. It shows people how to see and experience the wisdom and peace of God, even in what might now seem like the most difficult circumstances. The challenge is to overcome the resistance the human ego puts forth a battle that has been going on in the collective mind since the fall from grace. Beware of this constraint, learn to understand it and let it go. Eternal flow and divine grace will follow. Be in-Spirit and you are inspired, a state of mind where fear and doubt cannot abide.

  • John Murphy is the founder (1988) and president of Venture Management Consultants, Inc., a firm specializing in creating lean, high performance work cultures. For more information on Venture, please visit
  • As a business consultant, John has delivered services to dozens of organizations, including AlliedSignal (Honeywell), BMW, Chase, the CIA, Delphi, GE, GSK, Hilton, Lockheed Martin, Merck, the Michigan State Senate, Perrigo, Prudential, Raytheon, Spectrum Health, Target Stores, the U.S. Navy, United Way, Wolverine World Wide and Wyeth.
  • As an educator and LeanSixSigma Master Blackbelt, John has trained thousands of people from over 50 countries, including Fortune 500 executives, project leaders, managers, and blackbelts. He has also mentored dozens of project teams in Transformational Leadership, Organizational Development, Operational Excellence, and Lean Six Sigma applications.
  • As a speaker, John has delivered keynotes and seminars throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Among those he has shared the stage with are General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Zig Ziglar, Denis Waitley, Rocky Bleier, and Anthony Robbins.
  • As a recognized expert, John has appeared on over 400 radio and television stations and his work has been featured in over 40 newspapers nationwide.
  • John is an on-going student and teacher of A Course in Miracles, Taoism, Buddhism, Shamanic Healing Practices and Spiritual Enlightenment. It is with this depth and understanding of context that he illuminates the content he teaches.
  • Prior to consulting, John served as corporate director of human resources for Paulstra CRC, an international automotive division of Hutchinson SA in Paris, France. In this role, John led numerous Operational Excellence projects, resulting in multi-million dollar improvements and a far more inspiring culture.
  • John is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program. He is also a former quarterback for Notre Dame.

John lives in West Michigan with his wife and children.

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Insightful interview with author and mystic John Murphy on his most recent book, Beyond Doubt: Four Steps to Inner Peace. Got stress? Listen to this interview. Feeling doubt? Read the book!

Working with Animal Chakras

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

As the vibration of the chakra energy system creates in human beings the projections of auric field and extra-physical bodies; the same occurs with our animal friends. The same type of vibration also creates an aura around them with luminous smoky tone. The animal chakra system also has the ability to emit different colors that will, depending on the shape and intensity, carry very different meanings.

The colors schemes of the animal chakra system are similarly situated as the human system is, and have practically and substantially the same functions as human chakras. What differs is that most forms of animals are quadrupeds and the alignment of chakras is positioned horizontally.

In animals, the energy field is usually wider. This condition is due to its natural survival instinct and they tend to absorb much more sensory information than humans. They receive and distribute energy through the chakras individually, which makes them sensitive to subtle vibrations and atmospheric changes.

Some animals, for instance, become agitated before a thunderstorm or an earthquake; they are able to experience different kind of vibrations that humans are incapable of perceiving.

Most animals have 8 major active chakras, 21 secondary or minor chakras and 6 buds, known as Bud Chakras (4 in footpads and two openings in the ears). The eight main chakras play an important role in general behavior of the animals and they are stimulated by a variety of ways. Animals often rub their bodies on trees, objects, and the floor and even in people, in order to activate them or balance them.

Energy Balancing

Anything that causes a lock, or the obstruction or disruption in the flow of subtle energy, in one or more chakras can lead to disease. This is a holistic truth that is widely accepted by all energetic healers. The etheric body, as well as the chakras can become blocked, affecting the flow of energy in the animal. The disease is generally perceived in the subtle bodies before they manifest in the physical body.

An animal that has suffered physical trauma, mental or emotional abuse often may not always be able to repair the imbalance energy, thereby allowing physical illness to manifest.

The chakras of the animals can be harmonized through various methods or therapies, which are based on the energy balance and purpose of each chakra. In general, the balance of the whole body of the animal is done in all the chakras, beginning with the root chakra at the base of the tail, or the brachial chakra. The corresponding treatments can be done by means of acupuncture, color therapy, reiki, and flower remedies.

Acupuncture in animals, for example, has been shown to be a beneficial treatment for diseases of the nervous, reproductive, respiratory and heart (circulatory) systems. It is known to relieve the physical pain, to promote wellness, providing balance, which gives the animal a better quality of life. Also working with the animal chakras can be a resourceful way as a preventive treatment, as it is primarily indicated for elderly animals suffering from chronic pain and which are more sensitive to medications; among these, it is worth mentioning also the animals in cancer treatment and animals with spinal problems.

Physiology of Chakras in Animals: Location and Function

The Root Chakra:

Located on the bottom end of the spinal cord, near the tail region and is also associated with the anus. Its function is to supply energy to the adrenal glands. It is connected to the instinct of survival and preservation; with physical strength, stability and good cheer. It is from this chakra that come their instinct for communication, such as barking, purring, howling, grunting, and snorting. The color of this chakra is also red.

The Sacral Chakra:

This energy point is located both below the abdomen and above the pelvis. Its functions are related to the urinary system and sex organs. The glands are the gonads (ovaries and testicles). Energetically it is related to the excitement, sexual desire, security and sense of taste. Its color is Orange.

Plexus Chakra – Solar Plexus:

This system is located in the central area of ??the abdomen and reflecting actively in the back. The gland is the pancreas and is directed related to the organs responsible for digestion and liver. This chakra is linked to the strength, purpose and origin. Inevitably the performance of this chakra is directly affected by the emotions of the animal. Its color is yellow.

Heart Chakra:

This vortex if located in the central area of ??the chest of the animals. It plays an important role in the immune system and is associated with the heart and lungs. It represents the chakra of compassion and love. Just as humans, the animals are also pursuing the Christic template of ascension and transcendence and the Heart Chakra is vital for the development of their evolutionary framework.

It is associated with emotion, balance, sensitivity and sharing. Its color is light green.

Throat Chakra:

Located in the throat and is related to the thyroid and parathyroid glands. It represents the system of communication, creativity and expression. It connects the functions of the hearing and vocalization. Its color is sky blue.

Brow Chakra:

This center is located between the eyes, just above the nose. It is their sensory reception of the external environment and its transmission to the brain. It works as an auxiliary system to biological control. It is associated with awareness, sensitivity and the sensations. Their colors are blue, indigo and violet.

Crown Chakra:

This chakra just like in humans is located on top of the head and controls all aspects of body and mind animal. It governs the pineal gland, the nervous system and spinal cord. This represents the higher connection of matter with the superior Devic strength that governs the lives of the animals. It is associated with serenity, balance, peace, liberation and wisdom. Its color is violet.

Brachial Chakra or Chakra Key: The Eighth Chakra

This is the main chakra for any animal. It is located in the shoulder area of ??each of the sides. It is the access channel to the other major chakras. This chakra plays an important role in the bond between animals and their humans. It is associated with the brachial plexus, the nerves of the head, neck and thorax. Its color is black. It is not a negative tone of black; it is black because it incorporates in itself all the vibrations of the system.

You can access the entire energy field of the animal quickly, putting a hand on this Chakra. Anatomically, this Chakra accesses the Brachial Plexus Nerve, an important network of innervation of the head, neck and chest.

It also can access all other Chakras, which is useful in the treatment of an animal that is very nervous and will not tolerate being touched anywhere else. In very sensitive animals, one can do an energy treatment only by contact with this specific area.

Understanding the Chakras

The Brachial Chakra is the main center of power in all animals and refers to the interaction between humans and animals. Animals that have a strong and healthy bond with their human companions usually have this chakra very pulsating and vibrant.

Interestingly enough, the root chakra along with the solar and crown remain open from birth to death of the animals. The others are opened or closed in accordance with the stimulation given to each one of them.

The bud-chakras and other minor chakras appear as rings of light with various colors mixed with white sparks. The ears are described as pale yellow in color, alternating with bright blue when awake or stimulated.

The bud-chakras are found in each paw (paddy, underside, etc.) and the opening of the base of each ear. They connect the animal with the energy of the earth and are extremely sensitive to subtle changes on vibration energy. When there is a point of positive energy (cats: negative), the animals lie on it to absorb the good energy through solar and root chakras.

The 21 minor chakra systems in animals regulate the sensorial systems and can be found throughout the body. The most important are the tip of the nose, tail and ears. The “sixth sense” of animals emanates these chakras.

The 12 Chakras of Cats We have no doubt that Cats are special animals, even under the energetic point of view, because they have the ability to suck the negative energies from the environment, and transmute them inside of their auric fields. Probably this is the best explanation why they spend many hours sleeping and processing and also why they have 12 major chakras. The Cat’s gland system is quite similar in location to the dogs with no additional glands. Because there are more Chakras, one can see that the cat is a being energetically special.

The Cardiac Chakras make a triangle. One of the points (green) is close to the heart of another and another Thymus/ Spinal Dorsal.

Yellow dots – the most dorsal region is somewhat kidney and pancreas.

White Point: there is the Brachial Plexus which is a crossroads of nerves, lymph and blood vessels.

Source: Humanity Healing Network

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